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that c.i.a. director petraeus has resigned. a letter has now been sent from the dni on a statement on the resignation which reads and i quote, "from the letter, c.i.a. director david petraeus submitted his letter of resignation to thement. the decision to step down represents the loss of one our nation's most respected public servants from his long army career to his leadership at the helm of the c.i.a. he has redefined what it means to seven and sacrifice for one's country. since he took over as the director in september of last year, he and i have worked together to tackle and of the most challenging issues faced by the intelligence community in more than a decade. under his leadership the c.i.a. remained instrumental in providing our policy makers decision advantage through the best possible intelligence." now to ed henry who is just getting more information about this. tell us what you know. >>reporter: jake carney is telling reporters the president will have a statement reacting to this. the benghazi story, the terror attack is something that has put pressure on this white hou
resignation of the c.i.a. director, general petraeus, blind sided members of congress. high ranking lawmakers are asking why they had no heads-up. the c.i.a. chief stepped down on friday after investigator say they found out about the affair with his biographer and a short timing a, fox confirmed the investigators found classified information on her computer but there wassing in to indicate general petraeus was the source, sources tell fox the f.b.i. uncovered the relationship while, looking into threating e-mails which general petraeus' mistress sent to this woman, we are told she a long-term family friend of general petraeus. the f.b.i. confronted general petraeus about affair some time in the last six weeks and, now, lawmakers of congressional intelligence committees will hold meetings on why they didn't get word the moment general petraeus' name up up. he was set to testify on the attack in benghazi and now the acting c.i.a. director is set to take his place. still, some lawmakers say they want to hear from general petraeus himself and they may call him to the stand. catherine is live thi
this wall. >> i can hear you. >> the time for change has come. chris: a problem with intelligence. the c.i.a. director should know the risks. didn't he know walls have ears and secrets have a sell-by date. why did take tray -- petraeus betray us. bill clinton has healed himself. and now politics mired in scandal. it's not just the family hurt but the rest of us. live longer, work longer. some propose to avoid the fiscal cliff would raise the age for social security and/or medicare and may work for some but how about the men and women whose backs, legs and heart can't wait two more years to retire? you want a 70-year-old flying the airplane? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today access tv dan rather, the bbc katty kay, "the new york times" jodi kantor and abc's sam donaldson. first up the petraeus story and it has us disturbed. washington is just as dumbfounded, torn between wonder at the dysfunction of our national security leaders and of course reluctant curiosity. dan, why does this same thing keep happening? it just happens, these powerful men, even as disciplined as
a short while ago that general david petraeus, the director of the c.i.a. resign from his post citing personal reasons. specifically,en extramarital affair. joining us with the details and latest development on the surprising news is "special report" host bret baier. bret? >> c.i.a. director resigned as the nation's top spy saying he had engaged in an extra marital affair and his words showed extremely poor judgment. the story developed late today after words spreading of a hastily scheduled meeting for petraeus at the white house thursday. >> does the president have full faith and confidence in president petraeus? >> the president thinks general petraeus has done an excellent job. >> he believes general petraeus did an excellent job. no personnel announcements to make today. >> as the briefing was going on, details started to emerge about the resignation and letter to the c.i.a. personnel released detailing the affair. "yesterday afternoon i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed for personal reasons to resign from my position at the c.i.a. after being married
of petraeus. law enforcement sources tell bob orr there was concern about e-mails that the c.i.a. director was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afghanistan. broadwell is a harvard university research associate and she spent time in afghanistan with petraeus. she is a west point graduate, as is petraeus. we have tried to reach broadwell today but we have not heard back. before this sudden development, it would have been hard to find edyone in washington admired as much as david petraeus. wae former general led the war in iraq and the war in sfghanistan. he is a scholar known for his calm, steady advice to presidents. we begin our coverage of this breaking story with nancy cordes at the white house tonight. nancy? hi reporter: scott, white house officials say david petraeus came here to the white house yesterday afternoon to meet with the president in person and of
petraeus was sworn in as director of the c.i.a. with his wife at his side. in a statement to c.i.a. employees today, petraeus said: that statement was followed a few minutes later by this one from the president who said he had accepted petraeus' resignation and that: it happened so suddenly even the white house press secretary seemed taken by surprise. >> the president has -- believed that general petraeus is doing and has done an excellent job but i don't have any personnel announcements to make from here today. >> reporter: the scandal comes at a sensitive time for petraeus and the c.i.a., one week before petraeus was scheduled to testify in closed-door congressional hearings about the c.i.a.'s role in fending off an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, which left the u.s. ambassador and two c.i.a. contractors dead. petraeus met his wife holly when he was a cadet at west point. she's a top appointee at the new consumer protection financial bureau. petraeus often describes her as "bright, nice, and a pit bull. someone you want in your corner." the deputy director of th
. >> an occasion like this is time for reflection. >> he is named at c.i.a. director. >> the opportunity to swear in the new director c.i.a., general david petraeus. >> broadwell's book is released. may 2023, f.b.i. start to investigate harassing e-mails sent to jill kelley. one month later they discover the e-mail trail leads to paula broadwell. more e-mails. this time between general petraeus and paula broadwell. thursday, november 8th, two days after the election, general petraeus meets with president obama and offers his resignation. friday november 9th the president accepts his resignation and the word gets out. >> obviously the benghazi story has put a lot of pressure on senior intelligence officials. >> greta: fast forward to today, leon panetta announces the pentagon is investigating general john allen nominated to be the european command and commander of nato forces in europe. for now that nomination is on hold. general allen is accused of exchanging thousands of inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. >> it is simply a fact that is the white house was not aware of a situation regarding
: good evening. i'm bret baier. the unfair that untanned c.i.a. career of general david petraeus and the assassination of a u.s. ambassador and three others in cincinnati bengals. the former is a story that is changing by the minute. while the latter is being seen in a new light ahead of congressional hearings. we have fox team coverage tonight. intelligence correspondent catherine herridge looks at the matc machinations on capitol hill, and who knew what when. but first, jennifer griffin untangles the complicated relationships here. there are a lot of them. good evening. >> good evening, bret. in the military they call this literal damagcollateral damage. as of monday, c.i.a. director resigned over affair with his biographer. today we learn the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal as well as unnamed f.b.i. official who was taken off the case for becoming too involve involved. david petraeus's paramour seen in public for the first time since the affair was revealed friday. jogging in rain outside her brother's northwest home and later in suv. overnight,
with egypt. but, first, the former c.i.a. director, general petraeus, today, testified on the deadly attack in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans, including our ambassador. the hearings happened hype closed doors so we do not have recordings of the general's testimony. according to the republican congressman peter king of new york he said from the beginning he believed benghazi was a terrorist attack. the c.i.a.'s talking points also called it terrorism. congressman king added, someone or some group, then, removed the terror reference but it is not clear who did that. >> the original talking points...there were indications finally at the end indications of extremists although there was cheerly evidence to the c.i.a. that it was clear there were pirates involved. susan rice said a spontaneous protest over an anti-islam video sparked the attack but democratic lawmakers say that can be explained. >> what is very clear is that ambassador rice used the talking points the intelligence committee had all signed off on. >>trace: they added that the c.i.a. approved the talking points and it
of characters in the scandal that brought down the c.i.a. director general petraeus is growing. it now involves the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, the general john allen who took over the job when general petraeus left it to run the c.i.a. now officials say general allen's nomination to become the supreme allied commander in europe is on "hold" while potentially inappropriate e-mails are being checked out, and her name is jill kelley, a friend of the petraeus family and triggered the original f.b.i. investigation that revealed the director was cheating on his wife. she contacted an at she knew, shirtless agent, claiming to have received anonymous threatening e-mails tells her to stay away from general petraeus. it is unclear but the f.b.i. found reason to open an investigation. investigators determined that the e-mails were from general's biographer paula broad wall and she and general petraeus had an fair and neither had done anything criminal but reason that are inexplicable at this moment, there is more after thousands and thousands of e-mails were discovered thousands and thousand
intelligence nor the acting director of the c.i.a. knew who finalized the talking points and they could not explain why it minimized the role of al-qaeda when there is evidence of the terrorist group's involvement. morrell was pushed to explain why petraeus told lawmakers it was a flash mob prompted by the anti-islam video. morrell said he wasn't at petraeus' briefing and had nothing further to add. republicans questions drove the state department to deny request for security after ambassador chrissteins and his team or consulate could not defend against a coordinated attack. >> i'm appalled that the administration could not anticipate the escalating violence and failed to step up the security measures to protect the diplomats. further more, we have seen blunder after blunder as the administration avoids responsibility and accountability. the delay tactics are unacceptable. >> democrats caution the colleagues about jumping to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11. >> reporter: for the decision not to noti
defense department thinks or our state department thinks or hour c.i.a. thinks. their number one priority is to protect men lives. >>reporter: secretary of state, hillary clinton says there is risk serving america in countrieses like libya. >>shepard: he came to the defense of the ambassador rice. >>reporter: many think she has lost her chance to be on the short list for secretary of state because of her saying a week after the benghazi attack that it grew out of a roast of the anti-islam film. the president would not confirm she is on the short list of people to replace secretary of state, hillary clinton who is leaving but he went after senator john mccain and graham who say they do not trust her. >> if senator john mccain and senator graham want to go after someone they should go after me. i am happy to have that discussion with them. for them to go after the u.n. ambassador would had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation base the republicans are trying to see would will blink over extensions of the bush operation upper income tax cuts. the president says rai
the warn act. amazing economic numbers you won't hear in the mainstream media. in the grapevine. up next, c.i.a. version of what happened in benghazi on september 11. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. campbell's healthy request soup great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >> bret: checking international headlines, american investigators will talk to people in custody for tunisia for the last month attack in libya that left 4 dead including the ambassador. the c.i.a. weighed in reporting with the own timeline on the rescue evidents that night. >> nearly eight weeks after the september 11 attack in benghazi, the c.i.a. is acknowledging the role , providing the most detailed timeline to date. to rebut the reporting by fox news. the attack started from tyrone woods and other agents to leave and provide help. second recon team left 40 minutes after
was continually impressed with the professionalism, directness and dedication to the men and women of the c.i.a. >> we're learning more about his rise and fall the man with the pristine reputation publicly and personally. >> richard reeve live on capitol hill with more on the ripple effect. >> well, talk about ripples. next week congress was supposed to begin its hearings about benghazi. deaveed petraeus was supposed to testify and now we have a new acting c.i.a. director. much of washington talking about this sudden resignation. >> as c.i.a. director david petraeus was the keeper of the nation's secrets. with one of his own. >> it says something about washington that we hear of somebody resign people immediately suspect it's a cover story for something else. >> for some, they're so shocking because of who he is. a soldier scholar four star general with a prince ton phd, a war commander in afghanistan and iraq. >> a father of two. married to his wife holly for 38 years. during his senate confirmation to head the c.i.a. he praised her support as a mili
resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus. bob orr has the latest. with tens of thousands still suffering from super storm sandy, a volunteer army pitches in to help. our tony guida watches them at work. >> i'm astound by the response from new york. >> axelrod: challenges facing china's new leaders. bill whitaker shows us just how far the country has come in a single generation. and take a look at the latest muscle car. you won't believe whose muscle created it. priya clemens introduces us to the design team. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we are learning more tonight about the investigation that led to the abrupt resignation of c.i.a. chief and retired four-star general david petraeus. petraeus admitted to an affair and submitted his resignation to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeu
. this is "special report." ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. talk about a november surpris surprise. c.i.a. director general david petraeus is out tonight. just three days after president obama won re-election. petraeus says the reason isen extramarital affair. this is one of those stories that virtually no one saw coming. we begin with ed henry. >> reporter: officials were stunned when general petraeus came to the president and told him that he wanted to step down. he has had a long distinguished military record of decades, architect of the surge in iraq. you will remember. in 2007 under president bush. came back and became the commander on the ground in afghanistan against president obama. the general has come under fire for the c.i.a. role in benghazi terror attack, people close to him tonight insist the resignation had nothing to do with the ips dept. this is a personal failing that he talked about today in a statement saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and leade
military leaders in our history has been removed as the head the c.i.a. essentially he has been silenced days before he was scheduled to testify before congressional investigators. even more concerning, all of this unfolded before the election but we, you, were not told about until president obama was declared victorious. speaking of the white house they are peddling the farfetched story that the president wasn't informed about the petraeus affair until after the election day. >> this investigation has been going on for months. how is it that the white house didn't have any idea of this until the day the election and congress a few days later? >> i would refer you to the f.b.i. they have, as i understand it, protocols in place when they notify the legislative executive branches of the investigations. it is simply a fact that the white house was not aware of the situation regarding general petraeus until wednesdaythe sitl allen, friday. >> sean: so the f.b.i. knew about the investigation. he briefs the president once a week but we're supposed to believe that an extramarital affair involvi
on what forced david whateus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david david. two weeks after sandy, why can't tw they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. > pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" y cbh scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a elley:ic war crime watched in a courtroom as children described m as crders of their families. of te were two days of testimony e wehe case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts ts pre-meditated murder and six ntunts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called to decid
brown: new details emerge about the affair that led to the resignation of c.i.a. director david petraeus and about when the f.b.i. first uncover evidence of it. good evening. i'm geoffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the newshour tonight we get the latest on the time line as we know it and the implications for the intelligence agecy. >> brown: then gay rights add voaks won their first victory at the ballot box last week. ray suarez examines the significance of voters in three states approving same-sex marriage. of >> when they see us on their front doorstep >> ifill: special correspondent john tulenko tells the story of teachers coming to the rescue of families in storm-ravaged new jersey. knocking and they realize it's us and we're here to see if they're okay, their faces lit up. >> brown: and we have three reports about veterans, beginning with a pro publica investigation into lost or destroyed combat records. >> ifill: then we talk with a veteran who has written about how we choose to remember those who serve. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with first-t
. the scam which brought down the c.i.a. director spread further. now it is the actions of the top u.s. commander in afghanistan called into question. failing its mandate, the bbc gains access into an internal report showing the united nations failed to protect civilians in sri lanka. >> they left actually at the moment the population needed them more than ever. the government wanted them out of the way essentially because they didn't want anyone to see what was happening. >> running the world in just a week. a marathon man on a mission that boo leave most of us in the dust. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. bizarre. it is the only way to describe the scandal that has already claimed the job of the c.i.a. director and now has america's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. both are strange enough, but how do you explain the addition of a shirtless f.b.i. agent and 30,000 e-mails. here is the latest. >> it is a washington drama with a stellar cast. the spy chief, the top general and two women who soon found themselves at the heart
from david petraeus' shocking resignation from the c.i.a. late last friday afternoon. there is new information and new questions about the timing of his departure. it came three days after the presidential election. but there were reports that the administration and others may have been aware of the allegations before then. joining to us short it out is bret baier, host of "special report." bret? >> hi. the big story today the multiple threads of this investigation of the resignation of c.i.a. director general david petraeus. fox news can confirm that attorney general eric holder was informed in late summer that the f.b.i. was investigating general petraeus at that time. however, we're told that holder was not given details during that period. source tells us that is consistent with long-standing bureau policy not to brief congress or the white house in the middle of a criminal investigation. when it does notvo a security threat -- not involve a security threat. members of congress wanted to be briefed, they said. it appears the probe began when a petraeus family friend reported to
the resignation of general david petraeus as the c.i.a. director is hub of a wheel with spokes streaming out in all directions. from how it was discovered to the relationship with the terror attack in libya. it's the story expanding exponentially tonight. we have fox news coverage. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge has the latest on the nuts and bolts of the investigation. we begin with the national security correspondent jennifer griffin on the connection between petraeus, aed mistress paula broadwell, and the benghazi attacks. good evening, jennifer. >> good evening, bret. close friends of general david petraeus tell us he is devastated and deeply embarrassed by how much pain he has caused his family and friends. general petraeus told friends the affair was his biographer paula broadwell that started two months after he left the military around the same time he took over at the c.i.a. september 2011. though they spent nearl year together in afghanistan while she researched his biographer. all in. the education of david petraeus. he says the affair ended four months ago. h
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